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Lakers' painful season ends on rare upswing

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SAN ANTONIO – It’s over.The worst season in Lakers history culminated on a rare upswing. They earned back-to-back wins to close the season, including Wednesday’s 113-100 win over a diluted version...
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Adios, Pau? Lakers have some decisions to make

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SAN ANTONIO – The chants started midway through the fourth quarter, near the end of a rare Lakers blowout victory.“Keep Gasol!” a motley group of a dozen or so out-of-place Lakers fans repeated...
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Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Vitti says it all started with the vetoed Chris Paul deal, and then the speed of the game might have caught up to the Lakers this season. He says Kobe Bryant will be fine next season. Gary...
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Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday at San Antonio

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — The Lakers close out the season against the Spurs, who have the best record in the league. AT SAN ANTONIO
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Lakers beat Utah Jazz, 119-104, and attitude is 'Thanks but no tanks'

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Nick Young scores 41 points and Jodie Meeks adds 23 in a victory that doesn't help their chances at the lottery's No. 1 pick. No matter — 'We're all trying to compete,' Robert Sacre says. ...
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Lakers empty the tank with victory over Utah

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SALT LAKE CITY – In the backwards world of tanking, where losing is winning and NBA executives chase pingpong balls like children trying to catch butterflies, Monday night did not represent...
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Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — General manager says there is no timetable for a decision on whether the coach will return next season. SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy...
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Lakers refuse to lose, top Jazz in tank-off

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SALT LAKE CITY – The Lakers vowed they were not in it to lose, but midway through the second quarter Monday they weren’t in it at all.They trailed by 13 points, which in the bizarre and celebrated...
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Lakers' 'rough year' continues with 102-90 loss to Grizzlies

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Top projected draft pick Joel Embiid attends the game as L.A. fades on fan appreciation night. The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night.
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Lakers mercifully play final home game

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – For only the second time in 20 years, the fans of the Los Angeles Lakers will not be treated to playoff basketball.Still, a sellout crowd dutifully showed up Sunday for the home...
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Up next for the Lakers: Monday at Utah

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — The Jazz has lost 15 of its last 17 games but has defeated the Lakers twice this season. When: 6 PDT.
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Gasol ruled out for final three games

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol may have played his final game with the Lakers. The center who won two championships alongside Kobe Bryant has been ruled out for the final three games of the season,...
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Jodie Meeks is one bright spot in a gloomy Lakers season

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — He is averaging a career-best 15.6 points and his game keeps improving, but returning to the team next season is not a sure thing. Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since...
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Up next for the Lakers: Sunday vs. Memphis

Los Angeles Times The Grizzlies are battling Phoenix and Dallas for seventh place in the West. Lakers tonight
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Lakers vow they'll play to win

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Teams at the top of the standings are jockeying for playoff seeds, but the Lakers bowed out of that race months ago. Equally compelling jostling, however, is under way at the bottom...
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Kobe Bryant needs to show his face, angry or not

Los Angeles Times ( By Ben Bolch ) — The Lakers' injured star should find time to be on the bench during games. Kobe Bryant could learn something from Chance the Gardener, the childlike simpleton from the movie "Being There":...
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Lakers put up little fight in 112-95 loss to Golden State

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Lakers endure sixth loss in a row and extend their team record for losses in a season to 54. Warriors' Stephen Curry gets his fourth triple-double of the season and Steve Blake torments former...
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Lakers have trouble filling Staples Center seats

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus ) — There have been nine non-sellouts at home this season for the Lakers, who had 270 consecutive sold-out home crowds until November. Another sign of a team in decline — empty seats.
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Lakers Young: 'I want to be here'

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Nick Young will almost certainly explore free agency this summer, after his one season with the Lakers has netted impressive on-court results and his outlandish style and personality...
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Steve Blake returning to Los Angeles with Warriors

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus ) — The guard was traded to Golden State in February and will be back at Staples Center when the Lakers host the Warriors on Friday night. Blake misses L.A., where his wife and sons remain. Kobe...
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Blog Articles

Rapid Reaction: Lakers 113, Spurs 100

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — SAN ANTONIO -- How does that saying go again? Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened?Or in the Los Angeles Lakers' case, there were surely plenty of fans smiling Wednesday night...
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Kent Bazemore undergoes foot surgery to repair torn tendon

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Kent Bazemore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot.
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Kobe Bryant takes off for France before Lakers season ends

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — SAN ANTONIO -- While the Lakers prepared for their last game of the season, Kobe Bryant was already beginning his off-season.
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Preview: Lakers at San Antonio Spurs

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers' worst season (26-55) in Los Angeles finally comes to an end Wednesday night when they visit the San Antonio Spurs (62-19).
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Costly win over Utah Jazz drops Lakers in lottery standings

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young.
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Despite victory, D'Antoni won't win fans

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — SALT LAKE CITY -- After he has already coached the Los Angeles Lakers through their worst season in the 66-year history of the franchise, you have to believe Mike D’Antoni wasn’t...
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Lakers vs. Jazz: quarter-by-quarter updates

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Jazz 30, Lakers 23 (end of first quarter)
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Rapid Reaction: Lakers 119, Jazz 104

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — SALT LAKE CITY -- Not that it should be much of a surprise by now, but the Los Angeles Lakers proved on Monday that they just couldn't get things right this season.When they needed to win in the...
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D'Antoni taking time for season summation

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — SALT LAKE CITY -- The Los Angeles Lakers came into Monday's game against the Utah Jazz sporting an 0-7 record in the month of April and riding a slump that's accounted for nine losses in their...
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Kent Bazemore schedules right foot surgery

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — SALT LAKE CITY -- After visiting with foot specialist Dr. Kenneth Hunt of Stanford University on Monday, it was determined Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore will require surgery on the torn...
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Given the chance, Jordan Farmar says he'll be a Laker next season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers have two games left before they wrap a miserable regular season.
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Preview: Lakers at Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers (25-55) play arguably their most important game of the season on Monday night, visiting the also-lottery-bound Utah Jazz (24-56).
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Preview: Lakers Week 25 predictions

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers head into Week 25, the final week of the season, with a seven-game losing streak.
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Lakers' Week 24 in review

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers limped through Week 24, dropping three more games to see their losing streak grow to seven.
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Lakers' last home game an unsatisfying ending

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Ramona Shelburne) — LOS ANGELES -- There aren’t many in the Lakers organization who have been through anything like this miserable season. The losing, the injuries, the utter lack of meaning in most of the...
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Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 102, Lakers 90

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Ramona Shelburne) — LOS ANGELES -- It only felt like the Lakers' season ended a long time ago. Sunday it finally did for the home crowd, anyway. The team has two more meaningless games to play against Utah and San...
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Lakers Grades: April 5-12

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — Laker Grades is a weekly feature that examines the best and the worst of the purple and gold from the last seven days. Mitch Kupchak gets a contract extension: Hardly anything went right for the...
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